OK, this doesn't sound good:
This morning I hear on the radio that the University of Calgary has prohibited a pro-life group from holding a rally on University property.
Um ... as a big believer in free speech, I have to ask: What's the problem? Oh:
Campus Pro-Life Club displayed their "Genocide Awareness Project" on the grounds between Mac Hall and Science B Mon., Oct. 15 and Tue., Oct. 16.
Excuse me? "Genocide?" Could these people get any more sensationalistic? Or irresponsible? Well, yes:
The CPL display featured graphic images of lynchings and genocide, connecting them with bloody pictures of fetuses. CPL president Matthew Wilson explained he hopes for people to be impacted by the graphic nature of display and in turn initiate a conversation about abortion...
Genocide? Lynchings? Could it get any sillier? You had to ask:
"With images of the Holocaust and genocide, people that have personal connection or have personal histories connected to it find it really abusive to use these historical events for a totally unrelated cause," explained Judd.
Um ... yeah, let's just go all-out and play the Holocaust card, shall we? I mean, if we're discussing a medical procedure that's entirely legal in this country, that's the analogy I would be making.
In unrelated news, some Blogging Tories get really hacked off when you make inappropriate comparisons to the wanton slaughter of several million Jews. I just thought you needed to know that.